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27/10/2016

Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Thu 27 Oct 2016 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

Every child should be screened for an inherited form of heart disease according to researchers from the Queen Mary University of London. A simple blood test carried out when children receive their routine vaccinations could prevent around 600 heart attacks each year in people under the age of 40 in England and Wales. David Wald is the leader researcher on this study.

0655

Scientists think they have discovered why the Earth moves in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. Carrie Lear is a professor in Earth Science at Cardiff University.

0710

A report by the General Medical Council says that the anger and frustration evident in the dispute between the Junior Doctors Committee of the BMA and the NHS in England suggest levels of unease within the medical profession that risks affecting patients as well as doctors. Dr Dan Poulter is a former health minister who also works as an NHS doctor.

0715

The French authorities say the operation to clear the migrant camp in the Jungle in Calais is over, but there have been reports from aid workers that a number of children have been left unregistered with nowhere to go. The BBC’s correspondent Kevin Connolly reports.

0720

A report has warned that global wildlife populations have fallen by nearly 60 percent since 1970. Heather Sohl is a chief adviser on species at the World Wildlife Fund.

0730

The UN’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien accused Russia and Syria on Wednesday of using bombing and starvation tactics in eastern Aleppo to push people to surrender or to death. Stephen O’Brien is the UN under-secretary for humanitarian affairs.

0740

The BBC’s arts editor interviews Steve Coogan following the release of his new book ‘Alan Partridge: Nomad’.

0750

In a speech at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, the shadow chancellor John McDonnell will warn today that the Conservative government wants to create a “Bankers' Brexit" that nobody voted for.

0810

A report by the General Medical Council says that the anger and frustration evident in the dispute between the Junior Doctors Committee of the BMA and the NHS in England suggest levels of unease within the medical profession that risks affecting patients as well as doctors. Terence Stephenson is chair of the General Medical Council, and Stephen Dalton is chief executive of the NHS Confederation.

0820

Last night was the final for the 2016 Great British Bake Off and the final time the programme will air on the BBC ahead of its switch to Channel 4. Jo Wheatley is a former Bake Off winner from 2011, and Neil Midgley is a media commentator for The Telegraph.

0830

Cuts in funding could see the disappearance of modern languages and extra-curricular activities in sixth form colleges in England according to a report out today by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association. Karen Hucker is principal of Bexhill Sixth Form College, and Bill Watkins is the CEO of Sixth Form Colleges’ Association.

0835

Another huge camp has just opened in northern Iraq in anticipation of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the city of Mosul. The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Richard Galpin reports.

0840

It has been 30 years since the securities industry was deregulated. The Today programme’s business editor Dominic O’Connell has been talking to Iain Martin, author of a book on London’s ‘Big Bang’.

0845

Published 70 years ago Reve’s modern classic novel ‘The Evenings’ is to be translated for the first time into English. Victor Schiferli is from the Foundation for Dutch Literature, and Adam Freudenheim is Publisher at Pushkin Press who are publishing the English translation.

0850

This morning the Office for National Statistics will publish the first estimate of UK Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter of July to September. Paul Johnson is director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Bridget Rosewell is an economist and commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission.

All subject to change.

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